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black codesnoun [plural]

/ˌblæk ˈkəʊdz/ /ˌblæk ˈkoʊdz/
laws intended to prevent black people who had been slaves from using their rights after the American Civil War
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black codesplural noun

/ˈblæk ˈkoʊdz/
US history laws intended to prevent those people who had been enslaved from using their rights
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